Hyltebruk and Stockholm

I have always said that I want to work and live in a major city, live where there always is high life, where there’s always a store open, and you can go anywhere with a subway or taxi.


Now I have been two weeks in Hyltebruk.


That is an hour away from Halmstad, east, straight out in the woods, with 3000 inhabitants.


The paper needed a stand-in there for two weeks, and I thought it could be interesting to try.


And it was. There were nice people, and I had good things to do. But I also had 1,5 hour commute, one-way, each day. I have discovered that I really don’t want to work in a small village in the middle of nowhere in the future. But at least I tried it, and that’s good I think.


I also worked in the weekend, which meant that I got the following Thursday and Friday off. I used that to go to Stockholm.


It was a heck load of fun, and I hanged out with people I know form America; Jocke, Ludwig and Sahar. We went out, went to stores, hanged with Jocke’s band and had a great time. Partied and talked about good memories from America.


Stockholm is definitely a place where I’d like to live. For a start. Then I’m going back to the U.S.


Nice Saruday evening with Jocke's band.

Happy Halloween! + iPhone

Now it’s Halloween. For the first time in four years I’m not celebrating it in America.

2008 I was on the study trip in Washington/Oklahoma/New York, and we spent Halloween with people from OU. It was a lot of fun, and we were dressed as scary Sarah Palin supporters (it was during the election).

2009 was my first year in Santa Barbara, and spent a lot of time with the Swedes. I was first Raphael from TMNT and then a ninja.

Last year I celebrated it for four days. First I was a playboy photographer at a party with lots of people on the Thursday, Friday I was with Cecily, Lauren and Vaios at Six Flags and its Halloween special night, Saturday I was Zorro in Isla Vista and Sunday I was with Lauren at her place and made pumpkins and went trick-or-treating.


This year I haven’t done that much. Me and Patrik have made some pumpkins, and that was fun. We were supposed to make them with pictures from Memebase, and we started by making a Rage Guy.



Then it got a bit harder, and instead we made a more traditional scary pumpkin, and a Batman signal. He hasn’t showed up to save the day yet, though.



I haven’t had a costume this year. Yet another of the hundreds of things I miss from my life in California.


But I have got an iPhone now, the latest iPhone 4s. I know many of you have had phones like that for long now, but I’m all excited. I was planning on getting one for long, but now I’ll do Wordfued and Siri all day long!